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About Everglades National Park
Campgrounds in Everglades
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2016 UPDATE: Showers are now being built at Long Pine Key Campground! Hallelujah! Although there are no hookups for RVs, there is a dump station with water as you exit. I love this campground for its privacy and solitude. The mosquitoes are always a problem, less so in the winter months of course, and also gators if you venture near the pond. We also had a Cottonmouth snake visit our campsite last time we stayed. Just be careful, watchful, and prepared. Enjoy the silence and have fun!
During the winter months, Flamingo is packed to the gills. Only a handful of the RV sites have electrical hookups, there is no water or sewer hookup, but there is a dump station which provides water as well. During the summer months, the mosquito population is unbearable. Bring heavy outer clothing to put over regular clothes including head cover - yes, it is THAT bad. Also, many of the electrical outlets are turned off in summer - you may find 2 or 3 that actually work. Despite all that, Flamingo is my getaway - with my dogs - for holiday like 4th of July (no fireworks!). Primitive, but peaceful.
Great campground only 6 miles from the main gate. Bike trails and hiking trails are available. In 2012 there were no showers but water and flush toilets throughout the campground. Accept senior pass for free admission to ENP and reduced camping rates.
History of Everglades National Park
Although known for its vast natural landscapes, the Everglades have been home and hunting grounds for many people and groups. Since the emergence of the River of Grass, Native Americans and later on Anglo-American settlers known as “Gladesmen” traversed the wild landscape and came to rely on its abundant natural resources, and explore its mysteries. Developers would make their mark on the land in a different way, by seeking to alter the wetland landscape by draining the land and building roads and canals. In response to the rapid alterations which were affecting the Everglades, Conservation groups like the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs pioneered efforts to reclaim and save the “River of Grass” from further development.